BOSTON (AP) - A pressure cooker left outside a home in East Boston caused a brief scare, but police quickly determined it did not contain explosives. A Boston police spokesman says police believe the pressure cooker had been discarded. He said the cooker, with its lid still on, was spotted on a sidewalk near a home this morning. A school located nearby was put in "safe mode" as a precaution while the device was investigated.
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Middleborough say two people have been killed in a two-car head-on crash on Route 44. Middleborough police said the crash happened at about 1 this afternoon near a Holiday Inn Express hotel. A Middleborough police spokesman tells The Boston Globe that the drivers were a 63-year-old Middleborough man and a 40-year-woman.
BOSTON (AP) - State Treasurer Steve Grossman is faulting Attorney General Martha Coakley for not supporting efforts to allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain drivers licenses. Grossman is challenging Coakley for the Democratic nomination for governor. He says he was disappointed to learn of Coakley's "long-standing opposition to issuing licenses to certain drivers because of their immigration status."
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Police have released a 29 second video of a fight inside a Lawrence chicken restaurant that led to a double shooting. The Eagle-Tribune reports police are hoping that the video leads to arrests in the March 2nd shooting inside Pollo Tipico. A 30-year-old security guard was shot in the shin and another man got hit in the buttocks.
BOSTON (AP) - The panel overseeing the state's casino law is exploring the potential impacts should Internet gambling come to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding a daylong forum today on Internet gambling, which is currently legal in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.
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